• Rooms
    Standard Double

    Standard Double

    Max 2 guests
    1 Super king-sized bed

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    Standard Twin Room

    Standard Twin Room

    Max 3 guests
    2 Single beds

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    Deluxe Double Room

    Deluxe Double Room

    Max 4 guests
    1 Super king-sized bed

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    Small Double Room

    Small Double Room

    Max 2 guests
    1 Double bed

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    Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
    Opening Hours 09.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)
  • Overview

    Why so chic?

    Why travel experts chose this hotel
    • Walk to the beach

    • Passionate Head Chef

    • Fabulous breakfast

    Chic Treats

    Only when you book with Chic

    Room upgrade (subject to availability)

    Early check-in/ late check-out (subject to availability)


    The Plantation is a smart pub with luxury boutique hotel rooms just a short drive from Bournemouth, Dorset.

    Located near the village and blue flag beach of Canford Cliffs, The Plantation is within the Poole conservation area and within walking distance of some of the oldest beach huts in Europe.

    Some of the most beautiful beaches in England can be found in Dorset and aren't far from The Plantation. The blue flag beach of Canford Cliffs is less than five minutes' walk away and Branksome Chine just 15 minutes.

    A little further afield is Sandbanks, another blue flag beach with soft sand and shallow blue waters, perfect for children to splash about in. Bournemouth is just a short drive away and is where you'll find the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum featuring a collection of Pre-Raphaelite art and a world-famous Japanese collection.

    Garden lovers should take a stroll through Compton Acres just a few minutes' walk away. Here you'll find rock and water gardens, a wooded valley and one of the finest Japanese gardens in the UK.

    The Plantation is privileged to have James White as Head Chef. Previously working at another Chic Retreat, Hotel Terravina, under Gavin Barnes, he perfected his butchering skills and sampled some of the New Forest's best game.

    James is originally from the Bournemouth area and has returned to his roots bringing with him his wealth of experience creating signature dishes and modern versions of pub classics using seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients.

    In the garden, there are large cabanas and plenty of space for children and well-behaved dogs to run around in. During the warmer months, the outdoor grill and bar come into action serving freshly cooked lobster, burgers and tender meats. Chill-out in your own candlelit cabana to the mellow sound of live jazz.

    The Plantation welcomes non-residents for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Facilities
    • air conditioning

    • bar

    • car parking

    • child friendly

    • gardens

    • pets allowed

    • restaurant

  • Location

    53 Cliff Drive, Canford Cliffs, Poole BH13 7JF, United Kingdom

    How to get there?

    The Plantation is conveniently situated between Bournemouth and Poole, near the village of Canford Cliffs. We’re easy to find from the main A35 that links Bournemouth and Poole. From there, follow Canford Cliffs Road, then turn left into Haven Road, then right onto Cliff Drive.

    Nearest airport

    The nearest airport is Bournemouth Airport, a twenty-minute drive (Approximately 9.3 miles distance), 

  • Conditions
    Payments policy

    15% deposit is required at the time of booking.

    Cancellation policy

    If a cancellation is made within 2 days of the arrival date, or in the case of a no-show, 100% of the total price will be charged.

    Check-in/check-out policy

    Check-in time: 13:00

    Check-out time: 11:00

    Early check-in: no

    Late check-out: no



Each hotel selected for its unique charm by Lulu the founder.


Special benefits only guests booking through Chic Retreats obtain.


If you find your stay cheaper elsewhere we will give you £50 towards your next stay with us.


Please ask for details about our airport transfer service

Need help? Speak to our Reservations Team on +44 203 397 0085 or email us
Opening Hours 09.00 - 18.00 Monday - Friday (UK time)